The following checklist was created by Michael Medaris. This investigative checklist is not all-encompassing and serves only as a guide to remind investigators of the myriad steps related to the complex and varied processes of criminal investigations. This checklist can be referred to at any stage during the investigative process, especially after the case has been inactive for a period of time with no significant progress being made. It is recommended that a group of personnel who are familiar with the case be involved in discussing the items on the checklist as they relate to their specific case. This serves to bring a broader body of experience and perspective to the analysis and discussion of how to proceed with the investigation.
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